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BJE Impact: Jewish Service Learning

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BJE Impact: The Center for Jewish Service Learning seeks to inspire Jewish youth to “Learn. Act. Reflect. IMPACT.” Our goal is for youth to engage in meaningful service opportunities that combine hands-on action, Jewish learning, and identity building, and we support and facilitate this through a variety of ways.

Educator and Program Consultations support and resources available at no cost to educators.

BJE Impact Program Bank offers program ideas from a variety of educators to help contextualize Jewish service learning experiences.

BJE Impact Teen Service Corps is a summer teen program which engages teens in direct community service and service learning.  They volunteer at different organizations each day addressing the issues of hunger, homelessness and poverty, environmental issues, and more.  Volunteer work is followed by reflection activities led by Teen Service Corps educators.  Summer Corps is cancelled for the 2020 Summer.

Professional Network for Educators is a professional learning network for experiential educators who work with teens where we explore best practices in Jewish Service Learning, collaborate, and share ideas with one another.

If you have questions about any BJE Impact programs please contact Michal Kress, Experiential Educator, at 323-761-8621.

Los Angeles Jewish Teen Initiative’s BJE Impact, provided by the BJE: Builders of Jewish Education, is a feature of the Janet and Jake Farber Teen Experiential Educator Network.  The LAJTI is co-funded by the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and the Jim Joseph Foundation, with seed funding provided by the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles.


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